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Upcoming shows and fairs in New York

January 9, 2014  |  Armory Antique Show

The Armory Antique Show is a crowd pleaser, offering a playful abun­dance of eclectic wares at a range of prices. Organizers promise roughly one hundred specialists in antique and vintage furniture, folk art, Americana, modern design, garden ornament, lighting, jewelry, silver, textiles, and ceramics. Under new management this year, the Armory Antique Show was recently acquired by U.S. Antique Shows, whose schedule includes events in Florida, Los Angeles, and Las Vegas. Snowbirds flock to its flagship Original Miami Beach Antique Show, planned for January 30 to February 3 and perhaps best known for fine art, furniture, jewelry, silver, and ceramics. Vice president and group fair director Dan Darby promises few changes to the New York show, a magnet for Americana.

January 24–26 • 69th Regiment Armory, 68 Lexington Ave. armoryantiqueshow.com

Odd Fellows Heart in Hand staff, early twen­tieth century. Painted wood. American Garage, Los Angeles.

 

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Looking East at the Frist

January 9, 2014  |  It is interesting to speculate on what Western art might look like had Japan not opened its ports to international trade in the 1850s, sending forth a flood of textiles, woodcuts, lanterns, screens, and other objects that captivated artists from Mary Cassatt and Claude Monet to Frank Lloyd Wright, who once described himself as "enslaved" by Japanese prints. Interest­ing and all but futile given how deeply Japonisme was embedded in much of impressionism, post-impressionism, art nouveau, and early modernism. To account for the vast phenomenon that was Japonisme in the West, the Frist Center in Nashville is mounting an exhibition drawn from and or­ganized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, where the arts from both sides of the world in this period are exceedingly well represented. Some 170 objects- paint­ings, decorative arts, arms and armor, and textiles-will be on view to testify that Japonisme was less a vogue than a sea change in Western art.

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Talking antiques: Winter Antiques Show

January 9, 2014  |  We asked exhibitors at the Winter Antiques Show to highlight one exceptional object in their booths and describe it as they might to an interested collector. Here are the things they chose, along with some of their comments.

Allan Katz

Edward or Edvard Olson, the carver of this Uncle Sam that dates from about 1925, was born in Sweden in 1887. After coming to the United States he worked for twenty-four years as a machinist at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in Bremerton, Washington. The carving of Uncle Sam comes with a period photo­graph showing Olson at work carving a small horse alongside his Uncle Sam.

 

 

 

 

Aronson Antiquairs

Several months ago we got a telephone call from a Dutch notary. The notary asked if I remembered a certain lady for whom we had done an evaluation fifteen years ago. As I did remember her, I was asked to make an appointment at the notary's office. Once there he explained that my late father was mentioned in her will. She so appreciated our k…» More

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Exhibition openings

December 16, 2013  |  December 18

"Decisive Moments: Photographs from the Collection of Cheyre R. and James F. Pierce"; Honolulu Museum of Art, Honolulu, HI

"The American West in Bronze, 1850-1925"; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY

December 20

"‘Workt by Hand': Hidden Labor and Historical Quilts"; National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.  

Bars quilt, circa 1890, Pennsylvania. Cotton, wool. Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. H. Peter Findlay,photograph by Gavin Ashworth, on view at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.

December 21

"The Netherlandish Miniature, 1260-1550"; Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH

December 22

"The Age of Impressionism: Great French Paintings from the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute"; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX

January 15

"100 Works for 100 Years: A Centennial Celebration"; MontclairArt Museum, NJ

"Venice: The Golden Age of Art and Music"; Portland Art Museum, OR

January 16

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Exhibition openings in December

December 4, 2013  |  Shows across the country featuring photography, painting, sculpture, textiles, and more

 Camille Pissarro, Piette's House at Montfoucault, 1874, oil on canvas, Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts. Image © The Clark. On view at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas, beginning December 22.

December 6

"Steichen in the 1920s and 1930s: A Recent Acquisition"; Whitney Museum of Art, New York, NY

December 7

"Off the Wall: Sculpture from the Permanent Collection"; Heckscher Museum, Huntington, NY

December 13

"Sorolla and America"; Meadows Museum, Dallas, TX

December 18

"Decisive Moments: Photographs from the Collection of Cheyre R. and James F. Pierce"; Honolulu Museum of Art, Honolulu, HI

"The American West in Bronze, 1850-1925"; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY

December 20

"‘Workt by Hand': Hidden Labor and Historical Quilts"; National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.

December 21

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